Dept. on Health Affairs
Care for Creation
Infant Mortality >
Catholic health care ministry witnesses to the sanctity of life “from the moment of conception until death.” The Church’s defense of life encompasses the unborn and the care of women and their children during and after pregnancy. The Church’s commitment to life is seen in its willingness to collaborate with others to alleviate the causes of the high infant mortality rate and to provide adequate health care to mothers and their children before and after birth.
Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services Fifth Edition United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Ohio General Assembly has passed and sent to the Governor various bills that protect and enhance human life.
The number of babies born in Ohio who die before their first birthday remains unacceptably high. Ohio ranks 45th in the nation for its overall infant mortality rate—and the rate for African American (black) babies is even worse.
Link to the Commission on Infant Mortality
Link to the full report